From Wesleyan Discipline
1042. If a district no longer meets one or more of the requirements for an established district (1038), it may be reclassified as a developing district by the General Conference (1590:11) or by the General Board. 1045. An established district, by a vote of its district conference, may petition the General Board for reclassification as a developing district if it falls below the requirements for an established district (1038). The General Board shall have authority to reclassify it as a developing district (1038; 1655:34–35).